Tuesday, 26 September 2006

Letters to the council

Don't forget to get those letters rolling in to Greenwich Council. Unless of course if you want an exclusive late night bar with NO windows. HOW DODGY DOES THAT SOUND? Unless Labour has brought back window tax, I don't see the logic in it. The Council planning department really must deal with this. It's a CONSERVATION AREA for God's sake.

Also, click here for your FREE opposition poster. It's from our very own award winning Plumstead Common Environment Group.

Write now.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

About the bricked up windows; don't read into that that anything dodgy is necessairly going on, windows are often bricked up to attenuate sound break-out from a building (ie, they keep the noise down).

It may, however, fall foul of natural lighting requirements for planning permission.

Where can we find the petition to sign?

The Plumster said...

Regardless of sound breakout, the bricked up windows are dodgy. The Ship is in a Conservation Area. Planning applications should be judged against stricter criteria than normal. Proposals must preserve or enhance the special character or appearance of the area. As I understand it planning permission must be sought and granted before any alterations to the external appearance of a building are carried out.

Bust Da Dodgy if you ask me!!!

RightOnTheCommon said...

Has anyone else noticed that alot of the posters had been ripped down?? I was out for a walk the other afternoon and there were about 6 that I noticed that had been removed...

Letter has been writen and posted.

Anonymous said...

Hi all,
Re. torn down signs, please download the poster and post them around wherever you can! I have been out posting signs whenever I take my dog out, often repeatedly to combat the delinquents that think it fun to tear them down. If we keep posting then we can win!
On the petition, you can ask the PCEG, contact: nick.day@pceg.org.uk, and he will be able to email you a petition to sign. OR better, you can write your own letter of objection. See plumsteadshire's earlier blog entries or the PCEG noticeboard (http://www.pceg.org.uk/notice.htm) for instructions on points of objection which will be considered relevant and appropriate to the committee considering representations.

Anonymous said...

Folks it is MUCH better to write a letter than just to sign a petition.

If for example a petition does not say exactly what it is about and the grounds for objection ON EACH PAGE SIGNED it can be discounted, I have seen at least one version of the petition that did not meet these requirements and so I have some concern that maybe, just maybe LBG won't recogise it - make sure you write you own letter - its a safer way of making sure your objections are noted.

Anonymous said...

It may be that the windows are just bricked up whilst the building is being renovated - I am going to try to ring planning today to find out. will keep you posted

Anonymous said...

Just found the guidance from LBG on the letter they sent round last week

"If you organise a petition the you must ensure that the purpose of that petition is clearly stated at the top of each page of signatures and that all the signatories state their addres"

Beware! at least one version of the petition I have seen does not meet this criteria - make sure you write you own letter of objection.

The Plumster said...

The clock really is ticking on this now. Get those letters to the Council pronto!!!! The PCEG website has some very clear and helpful information on what you need to state in the letter.

Anonymous said...

Dear concerned Plumstead Common residents,

I have just been informed by the licensing office at Greenwich Council that the Licensing Committee hearing on this application will take place on

24 Oct 3pm at Woolwich Town Hall

This is where we need to go to argue the case against "Bust Da Rhyme" in person. Spread the word!

Also, I was informed that residents living outside a certain area who make written representations are not actually being considered. I got a rejection letter yesterday as we live just outside the said area! The catchement seems a bit random and the logic of it does not seem completely sound. It does not, for example, include some logical locations, like the far end of the Common towards Tormount, which has a pretty good (sometimes direct) view of The Ship a.k.a. "Bust Da..." and could be affected by people spilling on to the open green space at late hours, or indeed the houses on Heavitree Road and Close backing on to or facing the tennis courts and green space next to it, a good place to cut through if heading down the hill after a late night out. If you want to find out if your road is included in the catchement, ring 020 8921 8139.

Anonymous said...

Yes, we got 'out of your area' (= none of your business) letters from G.C. yesterday, being all of a five-minute walk from the site. How peculiar.

Indigo said...

Dear Plumsteadshire, could I suggest asking your MP to find out the Council's premise for saying that people who live more than five minutes' walk away are "outside the catchment area". This isn't a planning application for a toddlers' day nursery. If Greenwich Council can claim (and they do) that the catchment area for their wretched megacasino proposed for the Peninsula is anywhere within 45 minutes' drive of the Dome ...

Nick Day said...

I've just noticed the post that says contact Nick Day of the PCEG for a petition. I should point out that the petition is NOT a PCEG initiative and that the PCEG has no connection with it apart from the fact that several members have signed it. In fact I would urge people to write with representations rather than sign a petition which the council have said will have no effect.
Nick Day (PCEG)

Plum said...

This is totally disrespectful. How on Earth can they approve such applications. Plumstead Common is a residential area with lots of green space and places like Bust da Rhyme will only degenerate the area.

Dimps said...

Clive Efford has been very public about his opposition to Bust "da" Rhymes. Has anybody in Glyndon Ward been able to elicit an opinion from John Austin Walker?